SURREY/DELTA — Looking forward, there are many things we’d like to see come to pass in 2016.
An obvious wish is for fewer shootings. Last year there were so many local shootings that on occasion we found ourselves updating editorials on the subject, in the middle of the writing, because – guess what – we just had one more shooting.
On a much larger public safety scale, it’s our deepest wish for terrorists and other purveyors of mayhem to lay down their arms, head up to the North Pole and make a career out of counting snowflakes. Imagine.
Federally, we hope to see all kinds of “sunny” tax breaks from the Trudeau government, that is for Canadians who really need them.
Locally, we’d like to see Surrey First govern the city as though it were an election year.
We’d like to see the remainder of the 100 Mounties promised for Surrey to arrive yesterday.
It would also be extremely satisfying to see the largesse that the community has extended to Syrian refugees be extended to all people in the community who are going through a rough patch, and that such generosity extends well beyond the holiday.
Moreover, we hope we get to publish these headlines:
- Surrey Eagles win the Royal Bank Cup
- Surrey Innovation Boulevard scientists discover cure for cancer
- Surrey records lowest homicide rate in 57 years
- Fraser Health removes pay parking at hospitals
- Delta’s new Massey Bridge won’t be tolled after all
- Food Bank closes for lack of clients
- Everyone who resolved to quit smoking succeeds
- Surrey Now wins Pulitzer Prize (Ahem)
Well, we can only hope.
It is a wish list, after all.